who says school’s not cool?

•10/17/2012 • 1 Comment

i’ve been wanting to write this post for the entire week now, but i just didn’t have time to do so… it’s been a long stressful week.

so last week we had high school camp, and it’s not lame. high school camp is one of the coolest things ever, and it’s so fun. people who say school’s not cool is definitely wrong about it this time.

on the first night we had “service” night and we were brought back to the school. we were confused, were we supposed to scrub hallways and peel dried gum off tables? and our teacher surprised us and it turned out “service” night was just a night at school, having fun.

we had the upper gym, where volleyball and basketball was going on. there was a movie in the theater, just dance 4 and wii in a music room with all the mirrors, they hired people from outside to bring a cotton candy machine and popcorn machine  so we could have some food, that wasn’t it, downstairs in the lower gym we had a bouncy castle and some sumo suits as well… camp has never been this fun.

i pretty much played volleyball the entire time, it’s my favorite sport, i can do it all day and not be tired of it. i really should’ve went down to the bouncy castle tho… i really should’ve. but it’s alright, it was all worth it.

after camp, videos of teacher doing just dance 4 was hilarious, i could see that some teachers were just goofing off in the back, but the ones that are in their own little world and actually concentrating on the movements are the ones that really crack me up.

on the second night we had senior hunt. it’s where all the seniors dress in black and hide in the campsite and we find them, if we do find them they cost “points” for our grade, so if, for example, i caught a senior and brought it back to the meeting place, i get points for my grade.

this year, the teachers added a twist to this game. slendermen were placed in different parts of the camp, they’re not allowed to run and catch you, they’re merely there to just give us a fright.

if you guys don’t know what slendermen is…. it’s a new video game, where in the game you go through this forest and you have to collect these notes scattered around the forest. the object of the game is of course collect all the notes, but if slendermen catches you while you’re trying to get the notes… it’s game over. sounds like a cheesy game? slenderman has no face, it just stands there… and the screen goes static when you see his face… try playing that at night..

anywho, some teachers were placed in locations of the campsite with a mask on their face so they’ll look like slendy. but the let down of this was no one actually tried to catch seniors, but they were trying to run away from slenderman.

i saw slendy twice and i nearly crapped in my pants. the thing about slenderman is… it doesn’t run, and that’s what makes it so scary… you know it’s going to catch you even though it’s slow. thats the beauty of it.

 

my friend lost a shoe at camp, just her right shoe. so she goes to school now with the left shoe and a right flip flop. some teachers gave her a detention.. but she couldn’t do anything about it because someone took her shoe. this happened the week after camp, and a teacher decided to write a song about it. (watch the video here)

 

see who says schools not cool. i love my school. the teachers the students the everything, we’re all just one big family and i love it.

the end.

•10/16/2012 • Leave a Comment

i’ve just posted the last entry of Proverbs, and honestly i didn’t learn that much through this whole experience. maybe because a lot of the topics were repetitive and i really had no motivation to do it. but occasionally i’ll find one or two verses that make me laugh or trigger some sort of memory and it makes this project so much more fun!

i would think that i’d gain more wisdom by the end of this project, and maybe i have, maybe i haven’t. sometimes the messages take a while to sink in. so maybe in a week or two i’ll have some sort of recall on what i wrote on proverbs this month.

even though it didn’t influence me that much, it still helped me think over my life and how i was dealing with it. sometimes i write things just so i can get a good grade, so i just say the christian response, but it’s not how we’re graded.

we won’t be standing in front of God on judgement day by being a hypocrite, he won’t buy your stories. so i guess reflecting on proverbs really helped me concentrate on areas in life that  needs a little bit of a touch up.

proverbs 16.

•10/16/2012 • Leave a Comment

people who are stressed have grey hair. people who are stressed usually are the ones who work harder. i know some people who complain about having white hair, and i don’t usually say anything to them, because i think it’s just a natural procress, you know, a part of growing up.

“Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.” Proverbs 16:31

this verse makes having grey hair sound like a blessing, like you have some sort of wisdom. something like an owl.

i like what comes afterwards, “it is attained by a righteous life, ” maybe having great hair is really a blessing, and it’s only given to you when you live a righteous life…. i’ve never thought about it like that before. people nowadays focus a lot on physical appearances. the amount of grey hair we have is not considered a good thing. but when you say it’s a blessing and it’s only given to us when you’ve lived your life righteously, it sounds so much better.

maybe i should tell my mom that next time.

proverbs 15.

•10/15/2012 • Leave a Comment

i think i’ve made this point clear before, but i usually don’t find the bible very amusing… but sometimes the things they put in it… i don’t know whether it’s trying to make a really important point, or just trying to make me laugh.

“Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.” Proverbs 15:17

i find this very amusing, i don’t know why… maybe because it was just out of the blue. vegetables are better than meat when they’re made out of love. i don’t hear people saying that often.

if i were to explain this passage… okay let me use an analogy.

one thing i really do not like to eat is bell peppers… they just… i just don’t like them, they’re kind of gross.. but one thing i do like to eat is chocolate. i can eat chocolate forever and i’ll be satisfied.

so if i were to put this verse in a jar, and make it more realistic it’ll look a little something like this.

basically if i had to choose between my mom giving me bell peppers, and nothing else, for dinner and this pedophile giving me a box of chocolates, i would choose the bell peppers. because it’s my mother and it’s made out of love. i wouldn’t go eat some chocolate from a stranger because i don’t know what’s in the chocolate or what he’s going to do when i have the chocolates…

it’s pretty much the same concept. trust the people you love because they won’t ever backstab you.

proverbs 14.

•10/14/2012 • Leave a Comment

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Proverbs 14:23

if i had to sum up this verse in three words it would be : ” walk the talk.”

i remember back in 7th grade we had this project where you had to draw a word out. the teacher gives us the definition of a word and examples of the word and the word i got was ‘brave’

i remember the teacher explaining the word brave to me and one of the definition/example was ‘walk the talk.’ i guess it does take a bit of courage to walk the talk.

i say things to make myself sound cooler, but i don’t actually do it.

when i was in elementary school, i used to think breaking all the bones in my body was considered cool. i have no idea why. but i remember telling my friends at school that i broke every single bone in my body and instead of mending the bones, the doctors took the bones out and replaced them with metal… which is why i’m so strong…..

i was such a creative kid. i know.

i guess to me, not walking the talk is almost the same thing as lying.

and it does take a bit of courage to sound not as cool and do what you say.

WOOHOO!

•10/14/2012 • Leave a Comment

guess what?! THE LAST POST I HAD WAS MY 80TH POST!

time for a gif celebration.

good job quick. good job. I’M SO PROUD OF MYSELF! (:

(p.s. you actually have to click into some of the pictures to actually see the gif move.. :( wordpress problems… )

proverbs 13.

•10/14/2012 • Leave a Comment

i didn’t really feel like doing this post today, so i just randomly scrolled through the chapter and this verse caught my eye.

“Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.” Proverbs 13:10

the first thing i thought of when i first saw this verse was this new girl who came to our school a few years back. so this girl, when she first came, she came off as a really nice cool person, but as time progressed  she tried too hard to “fit in.” when my friend said something, she would come up with a story that made her sound really cool. for example :

my friend: ” it’d be so cool, if this teacher played in our volleyball team. that teacher’s going to be so good!”

girl(this is the girl): ” oh yeah! that teacher told me that he wants to play for our team! haha it was kind of funny”

i guess it doesn’t sound like she’s trying hard to fit in, but the thing is, this teacher doesn’t really talk to the girl… so my friend an i kind of knew this conversation wasn’t possible. i think i would’ve believed that this conversation happened if it didn’t happen so many times before. it’s usually not about this sort of topic, but with other pointless things as well…

so a few years ago, we tried to warn her not to brag too much or try too hard, we wrote her notes but she just ignored it. my friends and i warned her because we knew that it was hard to fit in especially in our school where our personalities inside the campus is really different compared to the people outside our school.

and she didn’t take our advice… so i don’t think a lot of people enjoy being around her that much… i’m not saying that just because she didn’t take our advice she’s completely shunned, but i guess that’s part of the reason why she’s not the person we like to hang around.

so listen to advice, it helps!